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Havana Restaurant

1 Battle Square, Asheville, NC 28801 (Downtown Asheville)
+1 828-252-1611
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Ranked #276 of 634 Restaurants in Asheville
Price range: $8 - $17
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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181 reviews 181 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Just when I was starting to really like them. They have (or had now) a $5 two-taco lunch special which was always good. Nice, friendly staff too. In any case, the restaurant is closed now and I heard the owners bought a different establishment in town. The only Cuban-inspired restaurant that I know in the area. I hope someone re-opens... More

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Mebane
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

From the savory croquettes to the subtly sweet Caribbean flavors of the coconut wrap dinner, our meals were amazing! The live, 3-man jazz band & the quality of the food combined with the friendly, low-key atmosphere make this place both relaxing & fun for everyone. My daughter loved the crab cakes & my father-in-law, who ordered the "safest" thing he... More

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Harrisburg, NC
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78 reviews 78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Dined here recently when visiting Asheville for the day. We started with the croquettes and the empanadas. Both were well prepared and tasty. The croquettes were served with cilantro crema--scrumptious! We ordered pork tacos and the Cuban sandwich. The cuban was the best I've ever eaten! The tacos were delicious as well, with guacamole, lettuce and salsa. Simple but yummy!... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Asheville's Havana Restaurant is a good choice for a fun and delicious meal. It's quite economical and there is lots of variety on the menu. The servings here are large. I like their Cuban Sandwich with some black beans. This location near the Civic Center is convenient for dinner before events downtown. When we tell our server about plans for... More

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Asheville
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61 reviews 61 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

They have these amazing chips and salsa. We almost always get their Cuban sandwich, pork empanadas, and plantains. I like my black beans and rice soaked in the black bean sauce, and theirs was sort of dry. Some may like it that way, but I lived for 20 some odd years in southern Florida and having dined on SW 8th... More

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Venice, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Two TA reviews praised the Arroz con Pollo. This is the third! The Valencia rice was moist, tasty and flavorful. As were the yucca, plantains and black beans. My wife's grilled salmon was done perfectly. Just wish they had given her some of the Valencia rice also. However, the ceviche was smothered in cocktail sauce like a shrimp cocktail gone... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Very pleased with what we ordered and that they served wild caught salmon!!! . Their menu has so much more on it than what is posted on the menu tab. Definitely one of our Asheville's favorites!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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153 reviews 153 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is located on the fringe of the Arcade in Asheville, only few blocks from the downtown flow. We were referred by a local and went on a Saturday when they were slammed. They had a guitarist playing outside where we sat to eat lunch. It was a very relaxing setting. Our waitress was crazy busy - but still was... More

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Graham, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The coffee was delicious....the place looked nice, the staff is nice. Hopefully next time we can stop for food. There is seating outside to enjoy your food!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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144 reviews 144 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This is a cuban themed restaurant. The time we went I has some Ropa Viejo and I actually saw the owner making the food. My wife had another dish but it was not that good. Mine was a bit dry. I wish they had more true Cuban offerings. Close to Grove Arcade and right downtown.

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